Prokhorov to run against Putin in next election
Old 12-12-2011, 11:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Putins got some competition in the next election

N.J. Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov to run against Vladimir Putin - MJ Lee - POLITICO.com
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ill be cheering for him. And thats very sad.
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He's one of the closest magnates to Putin.
It's a typical move to divide opposition vote. The same scheme Prokhorov and Putin did with the parliament. The same scheme Putin pulled with several others before Prokhorov.

The only magnate who ever really opposed Putin politically was Mikhail Khodorkovky. And he went from the richest man in Russia to a not so rich prisoner in Siberia within a couple years. It kind of scared everyone off.

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He's one of the closest magnates to Putin.
It's a typical move to divide opposition vote. The same scheme Prokhorov and Putin did with the parliament. The same scheme Putin pulled with several others before Prokhorov.

The only magnate who ever really opposed Putin politically was Mikhail Khodorkovky. And he went from the richest man in Russia to a not so rich prisoner in Siberia within a couple years. It kind of scared everyone off.
I actually thought he was one of the few that was against him. If what you say its true, He can go fuck himself too. 140 % true.
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election cycle is quite short there... not long enough to get name recognition... unless its Putin

like stated above... just to divide the non Putin votes. He will still get 80% of the vote.
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Prokhorov has said in the past that he considers Putin a fatherly figure to him.

ValanciunasFanboy has it dead on. Nothing but a ploy to split the opposition in what should already be a fixed election.
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Not to mention that Prokhorov blatantly stole state resources, in the form of oil, by controlling the distribution to Europe for his own gain. The oligarchs are not well liked. They all carry the stain of the Yeltsin years. And now it appears that Putin's image is finally being effected by his connection to all that corruption rather than his portrayal of himself as the guy that stabilized the country and regained its reputation as a European power, if not a world power. There will need to be a clean break from the past, and quite a different set of values in play, before those that are pissed off now are going to be happy with the political situation.
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Not to mention that Prokhorov blatantly stole state resources, in the form of oil, by controlling the distribution to Europe for his own gain. The oligarchs are not well liked. They all carry the stain of the Yeltsin years. And now it appears that Putin's image is finally being effected by his connection to all that corruption rather than his portrayal of himself as the guy that stabilized the country and regained its reputation as a European power, if not a world power. There will need to be a clean break from the past, and quite a different set of values in play, before those that are pissed off now are going to be happy with the political situation.
our version is roman abramovich (who i'm sure you've heard of.) he's in court right now, he'll probably get away with it.
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our version is roman abramovich (who i'm sure you've heard of.) he's in court right now, he'll probably get away with it.
I wonder how much the need to deregulate in the west was tied to the way these guys were able to operate. The timing is about right. And all the new wealth in all instances, so badly undermines political and economic stability.
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I wonder how much the need to deregulate in the west was tied to the way these guys were able to operate. The timing is about right. And all the new wealth in all instances, so badly undermines political and economic stability.
nail on head mate.

london has totally deregulated financially and allowed all kind of crooks (literally and figuratively,) from other countries to invest in all kinds of things, mainly property.

(from guardian newspaper website)According to the Russian embassy, there were only a few thousand Russian speakers in London before 1990. Now it estimates there are about 250,000. Financial analysts say there are at least 10 Russian billionaires and more than 1,000 millionaires whose extreme wealth has brought a fresh, lavish dynamic to the city.
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